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  1. Ceramic Hedgehogs

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    Ceramic hedgehog – toothpick holders

    The Art
    Perk up your kitchen or dining room with these cheery ceramic hedgehogs! These hand-molded toothpick holders can add the right touch to any dinner or party.
    The Maker
    These amusing little hedgehogs are handmade here in Asheville by ceramic artist Patricia Van West.  Patricia says about herself, “I’m an artist, educator, editor, and freelance writer. My work is in art galleries from Florida’s Forgotten Coast to Western North Carolina.”
    Fun Fact About Hedgehogs
    • A group of hedgehogs are called an “array.”
    • Hedgehogs use hearing and smell due to very poor eyesight.
    • Hedgehogs got their funny name from their preferred habitat—garden hedges—and the pig-like grunts they make.


    The Details
    • Fired Red Clay accented with a frosted white glaze
    • No two hedgehogs will be exactly alike and colors may vary slightly.
    • Includes toothpicks (quills)
    We invite you to come the gallery and check out our current “array” of hedgehogs today.
  2. What is American Craft Week?

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    What is American Craft Week?

    The purpose of American Craft Week is to recognize (and exhibit) the exceptional work of our professional craftspeople and artists here in Western North Carolina and around the county.

    Check out this short video to learn more…

    Ms. Melinda Knies, owner of the Mountain Made art gallery says, “We understand the economic impact that locally made arts and crafts can have on individual artists and local small retailers, however …“ (more…)

  3. American Craft Week Events: Things to Come See & Enjoy at the Mountain Made Art Gallery

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    American Craft Week - Tebbe Davis oil paintings at Mountain Made

    American Craft Week Events: Oct 6-15, 2017

    This will be the 8th annual American Craft Week (ACW), a 10-day event which was created to celebrate the skills and artistry of American crafts people and their work.

    American Craft Week runs from Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 and Western North Carolina will have a heaping abundance of opportunities for visitors to get involved in the festivities.

    So once again, Mountain Made is a proud sponsor of ACW . And the artisans at MOUNTAIN MADE are getting into the spirit of things by hosting several live art demonstrations during the upcoming week.

    This year, we will be highlighting Tebbe Davis’s beautiful oil paintings as well as the works of all our local artisans. (more…)

  4. Oil Paintings by Asheville artist Tebbe Davis


    “Every child is an artist.
    The problem is how to remain
    an artist once we grow up.
    ~Pablo Picasso

    Inside the Artist’s Studio with Tebbe Davis

    In this post, Mountain Made gallery is happy to share Tebbe’s thoughts and artistic viewpoints as part of our continuing series “Inside the Artist’s Studio.”